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Casino Lawsuit Reveals Gambling Strategies of High-Rollers

By Isaac Avilucea |

A lawsuit brought by three Chinese nationals claims a Connecticut casino illegally withheld more than $1.1 million in their winnings from the baccarat table.

Joel Faxon

Stratton Faxon Gets New Name As Founding Partner Resigns

One of Connecticut's most high-powered plaintiffs firms is changing names and losing a key partner.

Mark Carta

Federal Court Awards Ex-IBM Employee $3.71 Million

By Christian Nolan |

A federal magistrate judge in Connecticut has awarded $3.71 million to a former IBM executive who claims he was wrongly terminated because of his age, with the total including nearly $1 million in attorney fees.

Zenas Zelotes

Court Upholds Suspension of Lawyer Who Had 'Intimate' Relationship with Client

By Jay Stapleton |

The state Appellate Court has affirmed the five-month suspension of a Connecticut bankruptcy lawyer who was disciplined for having an intimate relationship with a client.

Probate Staff Attorney Accused of Misconduct

By Isaac Avilucea |

A three-judge panel will decide later this month whether Debra Cohen should be fired from her post as a staff attorney in the Office of the Probate Court Administrator.

Online Voting Underway in CBA Gun Control Amicus Referendum

By Jay Stapleton |

Connecticut Bar Association members have until midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to vote on whether the organization should join in a legal defense of state gun control legislation passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

Zenas Zelotes

Court Upholds Suspension of Attorney Who Had 'Intimate' Relationship with Client

By Jay Stapleton |

The state Appellate Court has affirmed the five-month suspension of a Connecticut bankruptcy lawyer who was disciplined for having an intimate relationship with a client.

Bridgeport Attorney Charged With Larceny

By Jay Stapleton |

A Stratford attorney has been charged with larceny as a result of a dispute concerning his fee in a workers' compensation case.

Benjamin Ancona

Couple Wins $309,000 in Dog Attack Lawsuit

By Christian Nolan |

A Newington couple who were attacked by a pair of angry bullmastiff dogs was awarded $309,000 following a bench trial recently.

Martin Zeldis

Top Conn. Appellate Public Defender Steps Down

By Isaac Avilucea |

What made Martin Zeldis's career fruitful was not the low-hanging fruit.

Online Voting Underway on CBA Gun Control Amicus Issue

By Jay Stapleton |

Connecticut Bar Association members have until midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to vote on whether the organization should join in a legal defense of Connecticut gun control legislation passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

Appellate Court Overturns 60-Year Murder Sentence

By Christian Nolan |

A man charged with shooting and killing a man outside a New Haven nightclub in 2008 could be headed to his third trial after a recent state Appellate Court decision.

Norm Pattis: The Vanishing Trial Puts Justice in Peril

By Norm Pattis |

"If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." I think about this line of Friedrich Nietszche's more often than I care to admit.

Editorial: State Makes Bad Decision with Gender-Based Attorney Sanction

It was recently announced that a Connecticut attorney has been suspended from practice for four months and prohibited from representing women for the rest of his legal career.

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Editorial: Embrace Voluntary Panel Voir Dire

We encourage attorneys to embrace panel voir dire jury selection in Connecticut state civil trial courts.

David Golas

Exiled Computer Company President Wins $1 Million Verdict

Robert Majewicz and Gene Kasica started a business together more than 20 years ago.

Julia B. Morris and Susan L. Miller

Growing Conn. Firm Absorbs Four-Lawyer Insurance Defense Practice

By Jay Stapleton |

A firm that has been expanding its footprint in recent years just took another step forward by absorbing a smaller four-lawyer firm.

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Letter: CBA Members Should Have A Social Conscience

I feel that it is unfortunate that certain members of the Connecticut Bar Association are now seeking to override the House of Delegates vote to take a position on Shew v. Malloy via referendum.

Jay Ruane

Justices Refuse To Allow Sobriety Test Demonstration In Court

By Christian Nolan |

A defendant claims he was denied a fair trial on charges of driving under the influence because he was not allowed to demonstrate in court how his knee injury prevented him from passing field sobriety tests.

Chase Rogers

Appellate Bar Would Like Speedier Conn. Supreme Court Decisions

By Amaris Elliott-Engel |

It may be the most comment lament of litigants when they appeal their cases: "When will the court decide my case?"

Emergency personnel and vehicles work an accident in Avon, Conn., that occurred Friday, July 29, 2005. At least five people were killed and several others injured in the multiple vehicle accident.

Court Bars Lawsuits Against State in Deadly Crash

By Christian Nolan |

Plaintiffs lawyers hoped the state's defective road statute would provide an avenue for lawsuits against the state in the aftermath of the 2005 fiery crash at the bottom of Avon Mountain that killed four people and injured 19 others.

Let Law Students Earn While They Learn

Is paying a law student for the services he or she renders in an externship so fundamentally inconsistent with the educational objectives of such a program that academic credit should not be awarded to the student?

CBA President Declares Vote Too Close to Join Gun Control Amicus

By JAY STAPLETON |

Members of the Connecticut Bar Association have voted only slightly in favor of joining a legal defense of Connecticut gun control legislation with all votes in, resulting in the outcome being "called as tied," CBA President Mark Dubois said.

Conn. Supreme Court Bars Lawsuits in Avon Mountain Crash

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed two lawsuits that were brought against the state by victims of the 2005 fiery crash at the bottom of Avon Mountain that killed four people and injured 19 others.

Lisa Steele

Court OKs Crime Victim's Online Research

By Christian Nolan |

Connecticut's highest court has upheld the conviction of a man involved in a shooting in a case that raised questions about eyewitness identifications in the digital age.

Ralph Nader, during a hearing by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, titled “Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls.” July 17, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Construction Begins at Ralph Nader's Tort Museum

By Isaac Avilucea |

Construction crews in late July cordoned off the entrances of Winsted Savings Bank with yellow tape to work on the interior of what will become the American Museum of Tort Law.

George Jepsen

AGs Target Greenwich Law Firm in Mortgage Scam Suit

By Law Tribune Staff |

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Florida's attorney general have filed suit against a Greenwich law firm accused of masterminding a scam aimed at mortgage holders.

Editorial: It's Time That Time Ran Against the King

When the state is undertaking the construction of a building, like any other owner would in the private sector, there is simply no reason to allow its representatives to escape the consequences of inexcusable delay in exercising the state's rights.

Sandra Staub

Ruling Focuses on Rights of Suspects' Companions

By Christian Nolan |

For Jeremy Kelly, it was wrong place, wrong time. He was walking in Hartford one evening with a man police mistakenly thought was the subject of an arrest warrant. So when police stopped his friend, Rafael Burgos, they also detained him.

Dan Krisch

No Easy Answer to CBA Gun Law Amicus Question

By Dan Krisch |

I am still in vacation mode. After a week happily spent consuming equal measures of blueberry pancakes, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Rummikub, returning to work has left me with a severe case of the mental bends. And while my brain adjusts to the pain of no longer quiescing in Maine, all I can muster up are a few Random Thoughts™:

Business Litigation Firm Hires Two Attorneys From Hinckley Allen

By Isaac Avilucea |

The expansion of a Wethersfield law firm was effectively done years ago over beers at a local bar. That's where Bill O'Sullivan met with his now-new partner Michael McCormack to plot out the future of his firm.

Marcy Tench Stovall

CBA Names New Ethics Committee Chair

By Jay Stapleton |

As she begins her new role as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, Marcy Tench Stovall anticipates there will be a continued emphasis on ethics rules regarding technology.

Victoria Veltri

High-Profile Cases Highlight Role of State Advocates

By Jay Stapletlon |

In her first career, Victoria Veltri worked as a legal aid lawyer in Hartford. Recently, Veltri's advocacy took on a national focus.

Judith Sheindlin

Judge Judy, Hartford Lawyer Settle Dispute Over Ad

By The Associated Press |

Television's Judge Judy and a Hartford personal injury lawyer she sued for allegedly using her image in ads without her permission have settled the case, the TV personality said. Terms weren't disclosed.

Victoria Veltri

High-Profile Cases Highlight Role of State Advocates

By Jay Stapleton |

In her first career, Victoria Veltri worked as a legal aid lawyer in Hartford.

Mark Dubois

Mark Dubois: Bar Groups Nationwide Wrestle with Political Issues

By Mark Dubois |

I went to a meeting of the National Council of Bar Presidents the other day. The plenary session was on the issue of whether bar associations should embrace or run from controversial social issues. It was time well spent.

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Full CBA Membership To Vote On Gun Control Amicus

By Christian Nolan |

The full membership of the Connecticut Bar Association will now get to vote on whether the bar group will have a role in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Connecticut gun control measures passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

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Mark Dubois: How the Legal Profession Is Like Amazon

By Mark Dubois |

My wife works in book publishing. Whenever I lament the changes overtaking the legal profession, she responds with something like, "You should try my business."

Editorial: As Lawyers, We Should Expand Our Inner Circles

The practice of law is a people business, centered largely around relationships. Having connections helps get clients, jobs, referrals, interviews, leadership positions and even award nominations.

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